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WINE ON THE RIVER IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NEDBANK: 26-28 OCTOBER 2018

Ladies and gents, lovers of fabulous wine, good food and happy vibes - assemble! Springtime is around the corner and the Robertson Wine Valley is getting ready to celebrate in style. Expect to unwind, enjoy fresh country air and beautiful scenery with an array of fine wines, delightful treats and great music on offer.  Join us on the blooming banks of the Breede River at the 13th annual, family-friendly Wine on the River festival in partnership with Nedbank.  

Here’s the lowdown On the weekend the most talented winemakers, innovative craftspeople and inspiring chefs from Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson will be congregating on Goudmyn Farm off the R317 between Robertson and Bonnievale, to treat festival goers to all sorts of tasty things, including wine tastings from no less than 30 local wineries!

We traded the city lights for fireflies and the sound of beeping cars for crickets

Our home away from home was the luxurious L’Avenir Country Lodge (pronounced “love in here”). Nestled in the valley below Simonsberg Mountains, L’Avenir Country Lodge offers some of the best views of the Stellenbosch Winelands. [caption id="attachment_17146" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Reception Area[/caption]

A taste of the South African food culture

   We sneaked out for dinner that evening (normal for parents with toddlers) finding ourselves immersed in the energy of the Stellenbosch dining scene. The restaurant offers off street parking but you might want to park far away to take in the views and ambiance.

Cellar gems put the sparkle back into Meatless Mondays

  A pair of Delheim's latest wine releases is sure to put a spring in the step of wine-lovers who are vegans. That's because unlike most other wineries, the famous Stellenbosch winery used zero animal products traditionally used in winemaking to produce its 2018 Delheim Pinotage Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc.

Reward yourself with a Roodeberg winter red wine reunion Winter is red wine season and a good reason to rediscover Roodeberg, South Africa’s iconic red blend that has been bringing friends together since 1949.                                                                                      The stuff of legends, this full-bodied red is the perfect fire side quaffer. Roodeberg’s rich heritage and colourful tapestry of wine folklore, has seen this classic Cabernet Sauvignon driven red evolve from the master’s original blend to an accessible, contemporary wine in step with changing tastes and lifestyles  

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